It was a surprise to see Adil Rashid going unsold in the IPL auction says Yorkshire’s director of cricket, Martin Moxon. Rashid was one of the top formers for Yorkshire in white ball cricket and Moxon feels that he could have been an asset to his franchise.
“I was definitely surprised that Adil wasn’t picked up,” said Moxon. “I know there’s obviously huge competition with regards to spin bowlers, but I think with Adil’s record of late in white-ball cricket, it was a surprise. “The way he’s bowled in international cricket, you would have thought he’d have done a really good job. I’m not sure what the reasons are behind it, but it did surprise me.”
Along with Rashid, two more yorkshire players, Alex Hales and Jason Roy went unsold in the auction. Rashid will be the part of the English squad that’ll take on India in the 5 match T20I series that’ll be followed by 3 ODIs. Moxon was also surprised that Dawid Malan, the number one T20 batsmen didn’t attract more bidders. Malan was bought by Punjab Kings at his base price of 1.50 crore.
“With Dawid’s performances in T20 cricket, it’s not a surprise that he was picked up, but it is a surprise to me that he didn’t have more interest in him,” he said.
“A bit like ‘Rash’, you would have thought he’d have had a bit more interest than he did, and I think there was only one franchise, the one that bought him, that showed interest in Dawid.